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Take Action to Protect Yourself from Cancer

July 26, 2022

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A recent study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency, concluded that occupational exposure as a firefighter causes cancer. It is critical that firefighters protect themselves and reduce their exposure risks. The Lavender Ribbon Report and subsequent update present 11 actions firefighters should take to reduce their risk... Read More »


Oklahoma State University Firefighter Cancer Study

March 22, 2022

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The Oklahoma State University College of Education and Human Sciences is recruiting participants for a study that will give researchers better insight into public safety officers’ thoughts about cancer and nutrition. The study will help inform future interventions to reduce risk of cancer, and to help those that have already had cancer, through modifiable factors... Read More »


New Web Site Educates Firefighters and the Families About Prostate Cancer

February 8, 2022

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A new web site has been launched to help firefighters and their families understand one of the most prominent cancers among firefighters: prostate cancer. The site is written for and by firefighters and is designed for active male firefighters aged 40 and above and their families. Information includes prevention measures, how to get checked, and... Read More »


Take Actions to Prevent Firefighter Cancer

January 25, 2022

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January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, designed to bring attention to this critical issue and what firefighters can do to lessen their risks. Keep the momentum going by using these resources all year long to protect yourself and your crew. The Firefighter Cancer Support Network has tools, training modules, fact sheets, and more here. You... Read More »


Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month: Protect Yourself and Your Crew

January 11, 2022

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The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is joining the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) and International Association of Fire Fighters in recognizing January as Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. Chances are someone in your department or a firefighter you know has battled cancer. This is a very prevalent and serious issue facing the fire service. The... Read More »


Free for a Limited Time – Surviving the Job: Preventing Firefighter Cancer

January 11, 2022

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Cancer is a serious threat facing today’s fire service, but there are ways you can lower your risks. These include the 11 best practices for firefighter cancer prevention outlined in the Lavender Ribbon Report. This course explains how to incorporate these practices into your daily routines to reduce your exposure risks and protect yourself and... Read More »


Facebook Live: Actions to Reduce Firefighter Cancer Risks

January 11, 2022

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Cancer has become one of the most dangerous threats to firefighters, but there are steps you can take to reduce risks. Join the NVFC and subject matter experts for a Facebook Live discussion on January 18 at 3pm ET. Panelists will discuss the threat cancer poses, how firefighters can reduce their cancer risk, and share... Read More »


January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

December 21, 2021

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Cancer is a leading cause of deaths among firefighters today, and firefighters in the United States and Canada are developing occupational cancers at a rate higher than ever before. As part of efforts to prevent and reduce firefighters' risk of occupational cancer, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), and... Read More »


Facebook Live Discussion – Firefighter Cancer: Actions to Reduce Risks

December 16, 2021

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Cancer has become one of the most dangerous threats to firefighters, but there steps you can take to reduce risks. Join the NVFC and subject matter experts for a Facebook Live discussion on January 18 at 3pm ET in conjunction with Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. Panelists will discuss the threat cancer poses, how firefighters can... Read More »


IAFC-VCOS and NVFC Release Lavender Ribbon Report Update to Reduce Occupational Cancer Risks

October 5, 2021

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The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have released an update to the Lavender Ribbon Report that provides 11 best practices for reducing exposure risks and preventing occupationally caused cancer in firefighters. The new Lavender Ribbon Report Update includes additional information, essays, articles,... Read More »


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